Jun 27, 2024 - Sale 2675

Sale 2675 - Lot 33

Price Realized: $ 375
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 600 - $ 900
(AMERICAN REVOLUTION--1776.) Issue of the Pennsylvania Evening Post just two weeks after the Declaration of Independence. 4 pages, 9¾ x 8 inches, on one folding sheet; disbound, moderate toning, two inked words in margin; uncut. Philadelphia, 18 July 1776

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Includes a resolution of Continental Congress, signed in type by John Hancock as president, in reaction to a famous British snub: "Resolved, that General Washington, in refusing to receive a letter said to be sent from Lord Howe, addressed to George Washington, Esquire, acted with dignity becoming his station; and therefore this Congress do highly approve the same." The British commander refused to address Washington as a general, as his appointment came from a Continental Congress they viewed as illegitimate.

Also includes the appointment of Benjamin Franklin as president of the Pennsylvania Convention, and a 3 July letter from the New York campaign.